Diuris arenaria D.L.Jones 1999 Photo by The Royal Botanic Gardens Website

Part sun Cold LATERWinter

Common Name The Sand Loving Diuris - The Tomaree Donkey Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial species found in heathy forests in deep grey to white sand at elevations of sea level to 30 meters with 2, conduplicate, straight, linear leaves that blooms in the later winter on an erect, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, 1 to 9 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good